Krasnodar, 14 October. Viticulture has reportedly been marked out as a separate kind of permitted land use.
The respective resolution was passed by the Russian State Register and enforced on October 8.
“The demand for domestic grapes and [domestically produced] wines is extremely high in Russia,” Oleg Skufinsky, Russian State Register Director, noted. “The introduction of changes to the Classifier for Permitted Use of Land Parcels will help retain vine-growing areas in the regions.”
Earlier land parcels under vineyards were officially referred to the category of lands assigned for horticulture/gardening. The novelty is to help retain vinelands fit to grow grapevines, aimed at improvement of the quality of the plants and their fruit. Such classification also means that only grapevines can be grown on these lands. Besides, it will protect these lands from construction development.
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